You guys, I hosted a clothing swap with a bunch of my girlfriends, and I highly recommend you do the same.
I cleaned out everything – my closet, under my bed, my drawers, and my jewelry box! It was an unintentional spring cleaning, but regardless, it was BIG (7 bags stuffed to the brim!), and it feels so liberating.
Granted, it’s an arduous process pulling everything out, evaluating an item’s current fashion status, trying it on, and finally, weighing the likelihood of how often you’ll sport your clothes that have fallen out of favor, but the de-cluttering is worth the work.
It’s especially worth it when it comes with a party and gazpacho, cherry gin sours, and avocado cilantro dip. For the cherry gin sour, just replace the simple syrup with cherry syrup, and follow the rest of the recipe. To my gazpacho, I added three slices of good white country bread to the bowl first to let them soak in the tomato juice and vinegar to soften before blending.
Now for the avocado cilantro dip! This dip screams summer to me. Seasonal avocados and fresh cilantro are the stars, supported by zippy lime juice and fleur de sel. It’s a healthy and hearty dip that relies on quality ingredients that will shine at any summer party – I promise.
Avocado Cilantro Dip
- 3 medium-large avocados, very ripe (Hass works best because of its creamy nature)
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems discarded (or parsley if you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon fleur de sel (or whichever salt you have)
- Juice of 2 small limes
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 clove of garlic
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Serve in a bowl, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with a pinch of fleur de sel. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!